Most people have small thoughts about God.  In an effort to see God as our friend, we have lost his immensity.  In our desire to understand him, we have sought to contain him.

The God of the Bible cannot be contained.  With a word he called Adam out of dust and Eve out of a bone.  He consulted no committee.  He sought no counsel.  He has authority over the world and…He has authority over your world.  He’s never surprised.  He has never, ever uttered the phrase, “How did that happen?”

God’s goodness is a major headline in the Bible.  If he were only mighty, we’d salute Him.  But since he is merciful and mighty, we can approach him.  If God is at once Father and Creator, holy—unlike us—and high above us, then we at any point are only a prayer away from help!